The Owl and the Grasshopper

DRAFT e Owl 4c

Pen & brush with India ink and watercolor’s on cotton paper illustration, 2016. On view at this year’s Comic Con.

Once there was an Owl who liked to nap during the day. This Owl had become very particular and hard to please in his older age, especially if anything disturbed his daytime slumber. One warm spring afternoon as he slept peacefully in his hollow in the old oak tree, a Grasshopper started singing a loud and joyous song. Out peered the old Owl’s head from the front door of his hallow. “Please keep it down sir” he said to the Grasshopper. “Have you no respect for others?” Please respect my age and leave me to my slumbers in peace! But the Grasshopper chirped saucily “ I have my rights as well sir, and I feel like playing a ditty on this fine day!”  Then he went at an even more shrill and raspy tune… From an upcoming book of Aesopian Fables

© 2017 E. Roxburgh
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2 Responses to The Owl and the Grasshopper

  1. Hi, Ed –

    This is wonderful! The owl’s expression is just perfect! Are you doing the writing as well? Looks like a really fun project.

    All the best,


  2. Hi, Linnea
    Thank you! I’m happy you like the illustration and the style of retelling the story.
    Best regards,

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